As part of Raptober (the month long challenge to rise above plastics), the Surfrider Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual ONE FOOT AT A TIME plastic clean-up event. The goal again this year is to remove one thousand square feet of plastic from communities.
This fun and exciting event will bring together volunteers from across the country to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution by removing pieces of plastic trash from our environment one square foot at a time. The collected material will be used to create unique mosaic sculptures. Last year over 300 awesome submissions were received for the Surfrider Foundation’s 1st Annual One Foot at a Time event.
Surfrider Foundation will be awarding their favorite submissions with a host of prizes.
Here’s how to participate:
- Step One: CLICK HERE to download one or all of the One Foot at a Time templates.
- Step Two: Print out the template and tape the pieces together
- Step Three: Go outside and collect as many pieces of plastic as you can from your local beach, park, playground, neighborhood, etc.
- Step Four: Arrange the pieces of plastic that you’ve collected on your One Foot at a Time template. Make sure and cover the entire gridded area. Be creative – try and utilize the various shapes and colors of the plastic pieces you’ve collected to make your mosaic unique.
- Step Five: Take a photo of your mosaic sculpture and send it to OFAAT@surfrider.org. Make sure to include your full name and location where you collected the trash to make your sculpture.
- Step Six: Dispose of your One Foot at a Time sculpture in an appropriate waste container designated for recycling
Submitted pictures will be shared on http://www.raptober.org/images/. Check out the site to see last year’s winners.
The best mosaics will be awarded prizes, including:
- Most Creative: OFAAT submission that shows the most creativity in terms of design. We will be rewarding one winner for each of the five templates.
- Best Use of Materials: OFFAAT submission that makes the best use of collected materials (e.g. all bottle caps, all same color pieces of plastic, etc.)
- Most Trash Collected: The person who makes the most OFAAT submissions (note – they’ll be comparing your pictures to make sure you’re not simply using the same pieces of trash over and over)
- Best Photo: OFAAT submission with the best, most artistic photo
- “The Wheel” – The person who submits the best overall OFAAT submission for ALL FIVE templates (must utilize unique pieces of trash for all submissions).
So… get your creative juices out there, while ridding the world of extraneous plastic and trash.
All photos must be submitted by next Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Winners will be notified and announced the first week of November.
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